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§ 7B‑2505.  Contempt ofcourt for undisciplined juveniles.

Upon motion of the juvenilecourt counselor or on the court's own motion, the court may issue an orderdirecting a juvenile who has been adjudicated undisciplined to appear and showcause why the juvenile should not be held in contempt for willfully failing tocomply with an order of the court. The first time the juvenile is held incontempt, the court may order the juvenile confined in an approved detentionfacility for a period not to exceed 24 hours. The second time the juvenile isheld in contempt, the court may order the juvenile confined in an approveddetention facility for a period not to exceed three days. The third time andall subsequent times the juvenile is held in contempt, the court may order thejuvenile confined in an approved detention facility for a period not to exceedfive days. The timing of any confinement under this section shall be determinedby the court in its discretion. In no event shall a juvenile held in contemptpursuant to this section be confined for more than 14 days in one 12‑monthperiod. (1998‑202,s. 6; 2001‑490, s. 2.21.)